LG GSA-H22N DVD Writer

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LG GSA-H22N


OEM:
Hitachi-LG
Chipset:Panasonic
48xCDR CAV
32xCDRW ZCLV
18xDVD-R CAV
6xDVD-RW ZCLV
8xDVD-RDL ZCLV
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$40 7.8/10
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DVD Media comments for this DVD Writer (click on the link to read the comments):
1 Fujifilm 16xDVD+R (RITEK...F16) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Maxell 16xDVD-R (ProdiscF02..) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Maxell 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Memorex 16xDVD-R (RITEKF1.....) comments, 0 good, 0 mixed, 1 poor.
1 Mister-Tech 8xDVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Nexxtech 8xDVD+R (RICOHJPND01) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Samsung (Pleomax) 16xDVD+R (RITEK...R04) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
1 Verbatim (DataLifePlus) 2.4xDVD+R (MKM.....001) comments, 1 good, 0 mixed, 0 poor.
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Solid drive
Very quiet
Some older media will not work in this drive
CD-R record speed minimum is 16x, not recommended for Audio CD's. (I burn Audio CD's at 4x on a 4167B)
Rip lock at 7x read
Will fit most computers, small foorprint
Maxell, Sony and Taiyo media burn great.
Nero Drivespeed does NOT work with this drive
Great value for the money


Comments posted by Dave from Canada, May 05, 2007. Rated this writer 8 of 10.





Drive worked well out of the box; I installed the 'auto-firmware update' that the drive came with - what a mistake! When the firmware 1.02 came out and offered to install itself, I said 'sure', and I have not been able to burn at over 4x ever since. This is with FujiFilm 16x (RITEKF1) DVD-Rs from the same spindle that used to burn fine at 16x!
Anybody have the firmware for 1.00?


Comments posted by willy from Canada, April 04, 2007. Rated this writer No rating.





Had this for just over 2 weeks.
Don't what that other dude was crying about -- I have successfully burned 10+ Memorex +R DL discs and 4 Verbatim +R DL discs.
The Memorex say they are 2.4X, but this thing burned them at 4.1X -- good verify with IMGBurn and played flawlesslyl in 3 different players.
The Verbatim say they are 2.4X and will burn at 6X on certain burners, mine have all burned at 6.1X -- good verify with IMGBurn and played flawlessly in 3 different players.
Also burned a ton of single layer at 16X -- good verify with IMGBurn and played flawlessly in 3 different players.

On the negative side, this thing takes FOREVER to spin up. It doesn't matter what you put in it: pressed disc dual or single layer, burned single or dual, or blank single or dual layer. It sits there spinning the disc and flashing the LED for at least a full minute...

Kinda slow at ripping, but I have a seperate DVD-ROM for that anyway. I just wanted to see how it did. Max rip speed on a pressed DL disc was only about 6.4X.

My last was an LG GSA-4040B, still going, but slowing down. I have literally burned over a thousand DVD's with it and many many CD's.
It's nice to upgrade from 4X, but LG seems to make some solid burners.


Comments posted by Xylob from United States, March 05, 2007. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Just purchased this last night ($50.00 Can) and wow this thing is nice.
Burned DVD-Rs about 10 of them with no problem at 18X. I realize that some DVD players will probably skip when played but my 5 players work perfectly at 18x burn.
Next I will experiment with DVD+DL.
Ciao for now.


Comments posted by slickster from Canada, March 01, 2007. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





Hi,on cdrlabs.com forum that's a new firmware 1.01 for udma 4 support...
bye herny


Comments posted by herny from Italy, January 07, 2007. Rated this writer 9 of 10.





I bought one of these the other day to burn +r DL disks. It is going back to be exchanged for a Pioneer. It won't recognize either Fuji DL or Memorex DL (I have a stack of each). When i spoke to LG they said that Memorex hadn't given then their "codes" before the drive was released, no reason as to why the Fuji DL disks wouldn't work. What , no software update on your website? Why would Memorex restrict which drives their disk worked on, wouldn't that put a crimp in their sales? It doesn't make sense. They said it "should" work with Verbatim and probably Sony. In my mind, that's like selling you a Ford and then telling you it won't run on gas from Shell or Chevron. I had always bought LG in the past because they were one of the first DVD recorders to also support RAM disks, If you don't intend to burn DL, then, they are a good drive.


Comments posted by Lee from Canada, November 30, 2006. Rated this writer 3 of 10.





So Far Perfect. On Par with my PX-760A at 1/3 the price


Comments posted by Rick from United States, October 18, 2006. Rated this writer 9 of 10.




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OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer.


Chipset

The manufacturer of the main chipset the DVD writer/recorder is based on.


Write support / Read support
DVD-R
= Works
DVD-R = Is not supported
DVD-R? = Not tested


Single Layer(4.7GB) write speeds
1x (CLV) = about 58 minutes
2x (CLV) = about 29 minutes
2.4x (CLV) = about 24 minutes
4x (CLV) = about 14.5 minutes
6x (CLV/ZCLV) = about 10-12 minutes
8x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 8-10 minutes
12x (PCAV/ZCLV) = about 6.5-7.5 minutes
16x (CAV/ZCLV) = about 6-7 minutes

Dual/Double Layer(8.5GB) write speeds
1x CLV = about 105 minutes
2.4x CLV = about 44 minutes
4x CLV = about 27 minutes

Single Layer (4.7GB) read speeds
1x read speed is 1.321MB/s = ~56 minutes
6x CAV (avg. ~4x) read speed is max 7.93MB/s = ~14 minutes
8x CAV (avg. ~6x) read speed is max 10.57MB/s = ~10 minutes
12x CAV (avg. ~8x) read speed is max 15.85MB/s = ~7 minutes
16x CAV (avg. ~12x) read speed is max 21.13MB/s = ~5 minutes


DVD Write types
CAV = Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is written at a constantly increasing speed.
CLV = Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is written at a constant speed.
ZCLV = Zone Constant Linear Velocity, the DVD is divided into zones. After each zone the write speed is increased.
PCAV = Partial Constant Angular Velocity, the DVD is being written at an increasing speed until a certain speed. After this speed it will not increase anymore.


Connection
Desktop = Standalone desktop DVD Recorder
EIDE = Computer DVD Writer with EIDE/IDE connection
SCSI = Computer DVD Writer with SCSI connection
USB = Computer desktop DVD Writer with USB 2.0 or/and 1.1 connection
FireWire = Computer desktop DVD Writer with IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.Link connection (some standalone desktop dvd recorder supports this also but then it is usually to connect your DV camera to the recorder)


Rating
The first rating is based on a weighted rank (the true Bayesian), it requires at least 5 votes to get a weighted rating.
The second rating between the ( ) is a normal average rating.


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